Yellowstone County District Court Judge Michael G. Moses said Thursday he needs more information before he can rule on whether and in what form the city of Billings must turn over documents to The Billings Gazette related to potential financial irregularities at the city landfill.
The City of Billings and The Billings Gazette are headed to court in a dispute over documents related to a possible mishandling, misuse or misappropriation in the city’s Solid Waste Division.
The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.
Gov. Steve Bullock now has the names of five Billings attorneys from which to choose the next District Court judge for Yellowstone County.
Righteous regents. We applaud the appointment of Billings attorney Martha Sheehy to the Montana Board of Regents. A graduate of the University of Montana law school, Sheehy is a past president of the Montana Bar Association and has volunteered on more court, community and education boards t…
Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Wednesday the appointments of Martha Sheehy and Bill Johnstone to the Montana University System Board of Regents, filling seats vacant since earlier this year.
Thirty lawyers have applied to be considered for two federal judgeships in Montana — one in Billings and one in Great Falls, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
A Yellowstone County District Court judge has decided that the city of Billings does not have to release the names of five disciplined city workers while the city pursues an appeal to the Montana Supreme Court.
A Yellowstone County District Court judge has ordered the city of Billings to release all the information sought by The Billings Gazette in regard to city workers suspended for inappropriate computer use at work.
The move to senior status of two of Montana's three federal district judges virtually ensures that the Obama administration will get to appoint their replacements, probably next year.
After a court hearing Wednesday morning, a District Court judge said he hopes to decide within a week whether the city should be ordered to release information on disciplined employees to The Billings Gazette.
Attorneys for the city of Billings argue in court documents that it has no legal obligation to disclose the identities of city workers who were disciplined last spring for viewing inappropriate websites at work.
Since springtime, the city of Billings has disciplined at least 11 employees by suspending them for a week without pay.
The Billings Gazette filed a lawsuit against the city of Billings on Thursday, asking for the release of public records dealing with city workers who were disciplined for viewing inappropriate websites on the job.
A judge has denied a motion by the city of Billings to withhold an internal police document ordered released two weeks ago by the Montana Supreme Court.
An attorney for the city of Billings filed a motion Tuesday asking a District Court judge to withhold an internal Police Department document that the Montana Supreme Court ordered released two weeks ago.
HELENA — Does a government worker suspected of stealing from her employer have a privacy right that outweighs the public’s right to know?
Billings Public Schools Superintendent Keith Beeman recently notified trustees that he wants to meet with them privately “to share with you some specific information regarding the budget and negotiations that we are not ready to share with the public.”
A Billings man charged with murder will claim that he shot the victim in self-defense in his home on Broadwater Avenue.
The price of accessing public information can include attorney fees when Montana governmental officials refuse to comply with the state's right-to-know laws.